Shelby Hoobler competed in the Wyoming State Science Fair and took home first place in the Earth and Environmental Science category with a project focused on Crow Creek.
Her achievement’s don’t stop there. Shelby Hoobler was nominated to compete in the 2019 Broadcome Masters National Science Fair, received the Water Award from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association and Geo-science Excellence from the Association for Women Geo-scientists and many other achievements. This was all in additional to over $1,000 in cash awards earned during the Wyoming State Science Fair. A project to have received this number of accolades was driven by Hoobler’s passion for Crow Creek. The primary water resource of Laramie County and a critical part of the region’s history.
Shelby expressed her inspiration for competing in the Science Fair, “I was inspired the most by all the opportunities that you can get through the science fairs and just seeing so many people do amazing projects. For my own project, I’ve done two prior projects in Crow Creek and wanted to continue my projects dealing with this wonderful resource. Crow Creek is an important natural resource to Cheyenne and we all need to start treating it that way.”
“The outdoors to me remain the best classroom for youth and I’m blessed to have a daughter who has always loved going afield and exploring.” shared Shelby’s Father, Matt Hoobler.
“Shelby has worked super hard and consumed so much information about how to restore Crow Creek in Cheyenne that it’s exciting to see someone so young with a passion for making her hometown a cleaner and better place.” further shared Shelby’s Father.